July 4, 2014 |
Hello there John and what seemed like all the other orthopedists in Philadelphia were at the gate for the first morning flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco, site of the 2012 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons conference. Talking with Rothman Institute colleagues, he saw a beautiful woman laughing with her traveling companion. "I remember thinking that I'd never be that lucky to sit next to her on the plane," John said. But he was. As John hoisted his bag into the overhead compartment, he told himself: "Don't be that guy who sits down and immediately starts chatting up the pretty girl.
May 19, 2013
DEAR ABBY: I am a 40-something divorced female. After my divorce I met a man I enjoyed being with. He led me to believe he cared for me and I bought into it. It was a vulnerable time for me and, unfortunately, I let my guard down. I did something stupid and co-signed for a student loan for him. He has stopped making payments, has blocked my calls, moved, etc., and now I'm stuck with the financial burden. I have learned that he had a fiancee while we were involved and they are now married.
July 8, 2012 |
Blaine M. Sutton, 91, of Hatboro, a chemist who helped develop a groundbreaking treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, died Saturday, June 30, at Abington Hospice at Warminster. Dr. Sutton was the primary researcher on a team that found in 1972 that oral administration of gold could halt the progression of arthritis in children and adults. Though the discovery of a more effective gold injection and other drugs later made Dr. Sutton's therapy less common, he is recognized as an influential arthritis researcher.
April 4, 2012 |
NOREEN CLARK suffered so many physical problems over so many years that people who knew her were astounded that she never let her afflictions stop her - or even slow her down much. She loved to be on the go, despite ailments that would have caused a lot of people to want to lie down and feel sorry for themselves. But if anyone asked Noreen to go out - to restaurants, the movies, shopping, bingo or whatever - she'd be right there with her unrelenting cheerful nature and bright smile.
February 13, 2012 |
Question: What causes osteoarthritis? Answer: Osteoarthritis, the progressive wearing down of the cartilage in joints, is generally thought to occur because of wear and tear of the joint - especially the joints in the knees, hips, and low back. Excess body weight and repetitive injury to certain joints are known risk factors for developing osteoarthritis, but it's actually not as simple as that.
October 23, 2011 |
Rheumatoid arthritis can be a painful, debilitating disease. But like some of its victims, Fred LeStourgeon was lucky enough to find long-term relief through drug therapy - in his case, with a combination of two widely available generic drugs. Then something odd happened, and LeStourgeon has been asking questions ever since. Last fall, one of the medications he relied on, leflunomide, nearly vanished from the market - only a much higher-priced brand version, Arava, remained available.
December 27, 2010 |
BETTINA AMONITTI Nicholas, a retired guidance counselor in the Philadelphia public schools and an artist in needlepoint who thrilled her family and friends with charcoal sketches of them, died Dec. 13 after a long battle with arthritis and chronic lung disease. She was 84 and lived in Mount Airy. Bettina spent most of her guidance career at the Chester Arthur School, 20th and Catherine streets. She retired in 1993. "She was known to family and friends for many things, but mainly for her keen insight and intelligence and sharp wit," her family said.
August 11, 2010 |
KOHLER, Wis. - The big news from Phil Mickelson wasn't that he has become a vegetarian, even though he called that one a shocker. Instead, it was the revelation that he has been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, in which the immune system attacks the joints and tendons. But as scary as that sounds, he said he has started treatment and everything is fine now. He just wasn't able to work out for 7 weeks, and is only back to about 80 percent of the weight he was before. "About 5 days before the U.S. Open started [in mid-June]
June 28, 2010
Dear Harry: Last summer, I ate some pork sausage that I bought at a supermarket. It made me terribly ill. I called 9-1-1, and a very helpful crew took me to the hospital. They kept me for four days to get rid of the bug, and now I'm OK (I think). I then contacted a lawyer to sue the store for my costs and pain and suffering. She made me sign a contract with her for a fee of 40 percent of anything I got. Since then I have heard from her only once. Every time I call, I'm told she's out of her office or in court.